Diplomats Deliver Comeback Victory Against Bullets

Diplomats Deliver Comeback Victory Against Bullets

Results

LANCASTER, Pa. – Down by one team point going into the final event, the 400-yard Freestyle Relay team of Christopher Schiavone, Brendan Cline, Timothy Gould, and Daniel Sanders delivered the first-place finish (3:07.38) to notch Franklin & Marshall's 133-129 victory over Gettysburg in Centennial Conference (CC) men's swimming action on Saturday afternoon. 

Today's win marked the first head-to-head win against the Bullets since the 2009-10 season and improved the Diplomats record to 8-4, 4-2 CC.

F&M won 10 out of 14 events, including six of the final seven with a crucial 1-2 finish from Thomas Graminski and Alec Wahl in the 200-yard IM before the final relay.

Top Finishers (Individual)

Thomas Graminski
100-yard Breaststroke – First – 59.73
200-yard Breaststroke – First – 2:11.73
200-yard IM – First – 1:56.22

Christopher Schiavone
50-yard Freestyle – First – 20.56
100-yard Freestyle – First – 45.84

Alec Wahl
100-yard Backstroke – First – 52.98
200-yard Backstroke – First – 1:56.18
200-yard IM – Second – 1:58.07

Brendan Cline
100-yard Butterfly – First – 51.60
200-yard Freestyle – Second – 1:46.55

Chad Catania
100-yard Backstroke – Second – 53.20

Timothy Gould
200-yard Backstroke – Second – 2:00.19

Jonathon Sinton
200-yard Butterfly – Third – 1:59.43

James Connolly
500-yard Freestyle – Third – 5:03.11

Top Finishers (Relay)

200-yard Medley Relay (Gould, Gramkinski, Cline, Schiavone) – First – 1:34.79

400-yard Freestyle Relay (Schiavone, Cline, Gould, Sanders) – First – 3:07.38

Additional Notes 
Heading into the weekend, F&M had several swimmers with times in the top-50 across Division III:    

Schiavone:
            50-yard Freestyle – 13th – 20.49
            100-yard Freestyle – 5th – 44.49    

400-yard Freestyle Relay (Moskus, Gould, Sanders, Schiavone) – 11th – 3:03.88   

800-yard Freestyle Relay (Schiavone, Gould, Cline, Moskus) – 15th – 6:56.89  

200-yard Freestyle Relay (Schiavone, Gould, Cline, Moskus) – 17th – 1:23.54

400-yard Medley Relay (Wahl, Graminski, Sanders, Schiavone) – 20th – 3:24.99     

200-yard Medley Relay (Wahl, Graminski, Sanders, Schiavone) – 23rd – 1:32.98    

Up Next
The Diplomats will get ready for CC Championships, which are set to begin Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Gettysburg.